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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary

Read "Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

More than any other person, Leonardo Pavkovic has made me write some crazy shit.

Pavkovic is the primal force behind the joyously eclectic MoonJune Records, which he established in 2001. “Established" may not be the right word: “I am truly an unusual and rules breaking call-it-record-company with a 'label' identity despite the fact that ...

Beledo: Dreamland Mechanism

Read "Dreamland Mechanism" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Hailing from Montevideo, Uruguay but now resident in New York City, prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist Beledo signed to MoonJune Records in 2013. The result of this signing is a stunningly good album sporting some of jazz fusion's most talented exponents including the redoubtable British drummer Gary Husband and in-demand NYC bassist Lincoln Goines. Beledo won his spurs ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Avengers: On A Mission

Read "The Avengers: On A Mission" reviewed by Dave Wayne

If there's such as thing as good old basic, meat-and-potatoes straight ahead jazz, then The Avengers' new album On A Mission could fairly be characterized as good old basic meat-and-potatoes jazz-rock fusion. Largely--but not completely--devoid of avant-garde, metal, or prog-rock stylings, On A Mission is a straight-ahead fusion album somewhat along the lines of recent offerings ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Avengers: On a Mission

Read "On a Mission" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Gli Avengers sono in missione. Ma non per conto di Dio, come disse John Belushi nel mitico film Blues Brothers, bensì nel nome della musica jazz-rock degli anni ottanta, un genere che cerca faticosamente di sopravvivere nella buona e nella cattiva sorte. Il gruppo è decisamente di altissimo livello, con Adam Holzman, già alla corte di Miles Davis, alle tastiere ...